Presentations and Forums

2019 Preserve Iowa Summit
June 6-8, 2019

Don Meyer collaborated with Brennan Dolan, Cultural Resource Project Manager with the Iowa DOT office, on a presentation at the 2019 Preserve Iowa Summit.  The presentation was entitled, “ABCs of 106 for CLGs”.  The focus of the presentation was to inform and educate CLG members on the importance of complying with a Section 106 review when dealing with the future of an historic property listed in the NRHP.  Don shared the issues and process used by the Waverly HPC and the City of Waverly in determining the future of the “Green Bridge”, a NRHP bridge, located adjacent to an historic district in Waverly.    

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Inaugural Forum, Historic Tax Credits
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:00 pm at the Waverly Public Library

Andrew Bell, an architect with Align Architecture & Planning, presented an introduction to state and federal historic tax credits on May 11, 2019.  These programs provide significant financial support for the rehabilitation of historic buildings.  Bell discussed the benefits of the programs as well as project eligibility and an overview of the process.  He and his firm have worked on numerous tax credit projects in the Cedar Valley. For more information, please contact him at or call (319) 233-1163.

2014 Preserve Iowa Summit
Friday, August 22, 2014
3:50 pm at the Cedar Rapids Public Library

Share Waverly's success in how the Historic Preservation Commission spearheaded using FEMA reimbursement funds to complete surveys which were the basis for applications for historic districts. Waverly's was one of 14 success stories at this session. We were required to describe what happened in 3 minutes or less, using 5 images.

  1. Reason for the success and the value of doing survey work
  2. Lessons learned

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